(Photos) Matt Gleason goes South(B)east Mode on 'em.

by Nick Wosika

Photos by Nick Wosika

Nick Sherek rallies the troops before puck drop. 


31-ticks into the opening frame Matt Gleason makes it 1-0 for Team Southeast.


13-minutes later Josh Luedtke destroys a water bottle with the blast from atop the face-off circle and we're tied at 1.


Play would resume. After the celly of course. 


Henry Welsch absolutely robs Jack Bayless with this gigantic glove save in front of a yawning net. 


Jett Jungels and John Mittelstadt battle for a loose puck. We may see this again in Lake Conference play this winter. 


Gleason knocks Rhett Pitlick off the puck. 


Nearly 6-minutes into the 2nd period John Mittelstadt gives Southeast a 1-goal lead. 


Hockey hugs. 


Griffin Streeter would answer a few minutes later and we're tied at 2. 


Southeast would regain the lead a little over a minute later as Spencer Rudrud finds the back of the net with this snipe.


More hockey hugs.


Mike Vorlicky starts the breakout. 


Joe Palodichuk lines one up.


With a little over 2-minutes left in the 2nd Gleason would score his second to give his team a 2-goal lead going into the 3rd.


Celly number 2.


Jake Boltman feeds Henry Sweeney to cut the Southeast lead to 1 with 12-minutes left to play in the 3rd.


Gleason would complete the hat trick 2-minutes later with a bomb from the slot to regain the 2-goal lead.


The final horn would sound and Team Southeast would take the title by a score of 5-3 over Team Southwest. 


Team Southeast had once again unlocked "Celly Mode". 


All smiles.


Because that's what hockey players do. 


Team Southeast 2018 Upper Midwest Elite League Campions